"speck" in the noun sense
1. speck, pinpoint
a very small spot
"the plane was just a speck in the sky"
2. atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck
nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
3. touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon
a slight but appreciable amount
"this dish could use a touch of garlic"
"speck" in the verb sense
produce specks in or on
"speck the cloth"
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